Ways of Seeing: Money changed Boeing trajectory

You could say that I owe my life to Boeing. Until the advent of Amazon and Microsoft, it was the largest employer in the Seattle area, even in the early years of World War II, as the Depression came to an end.

Ways of Seeing: What is the cost of flourishing?

Have you ever been lost? Before there were the map apps, it surely happened more frequently while driving. Hiking can be a different situation.

Ways of Seeing: Phone call led to expanded family

It was almost thirty years ago when we received a phone call from Indonesia. While we did not know the person calling, she was actually a Vermonter from the Vergennes area who lived in that part of the world.

Ways of Seeing: Dividing the good and bad isn’t easy

Most of us have heard the story of Noah’s ark. It’s often told to young children, perhaps because of the compelling images of all those animals, coming two by two.

Ways of Seeing: Climate change affects decisions

This summer we’ve had the chance to see all too much rain, and while we’ve not seen a lot of fires directly, their smoke has blurred our skies, their destructive potential displayed on our televisions. What next? Where do we go from here?

Ways of Seeing: Thoughts expand when outdoors

To our south, people likely are hunkering down to spend the next several months indoors, if they can, with air conditioning blasting. Meanwhile, I look forward to spending my time outdoors.

Ways of Seeing: Vermont must fix housing deficit

“Can anybody live in Vermont?” asked the two young boys who had been visiting us for a couple of summers in the 1980s.

Letter to the editor: SOS group won’t file lawsuit

First and foremost, we want to thank the ACSD board for a robust discussion at the Feb. 13 board meeting that ended in an affirmative vote to amend the district Articles of Agreement to include a district-wide vote on proposed school closures.

Letter to the editor: Stone has the right ideas to improve ACSD schools

Hilda’s chief motivation in running for the ACSD Board is her love for her daughter, and a passionate desire that we make the world a better place for our children, and that starts with school.

Letter to the editor: Makleff would serve school district with distinction

Ron Makleff is a father of a preschooler, he is an educator, and he is a human rights activist.

Ways of Seeing: We must call out people who lie

It doesn’t really matter whether George Washington chopped down a cherry tree. It’s important to “fess up when you’ve messed up.”

Letter to the editor: Save Our Schools group shares educational values

Over the last few years, many of us have strived to provide the students of the Addison Central School District (ACSD) with a strong education.

Ways of Seeing: The wild frontier of consumerism

Davy Crockett aired on the Disney Channel the year I was in kindergarten. I’m not sure why this show so enthralled me.

Ways of Seeing: We must all stand up to bullying

Walking home on my first day in first grade, I spotted Kenny, who was a year younger.

Ways of Seeing: Climate initiatives need dedication

So much of this situation rides on money, apathy, and our resistance to change.